This guide should be used by Galaxy S I9000 users that have updated their phones to Android 2.3.6 XXJVU Gingerbread firmware. Please note that the CF-ROOT will void the phone's warranty and you will be able to restore it back by installing its stock firmware.
This guide is extremely easy to use and you should be able to complete it if you have some basic knowledge on how to use Odin and CF Root files. If you're beginner then you should carefully proceed to the tutorial guide and you should use the comments section if you cannot fully understand what actions are required in order to successfully root the Galaxy S XXJVU firmware.
Rooting your device will offer you support for accessing the phone's Android sub-system and it will also install CWM Recovery, which means that you will be able to install new custom ROMs to improve the Galaxy S performance and enhance your Android experience by upgrading to an official CM9 or AOKP rom firmware, or if you prefer you can choose to upgrade to another custom ICS ROM build.
Now that you've read all the info above, it means that you're ready to move to the pre-requisites guide. Here's what you need to know:
- You should backup the data stored on your phone by moving it to your internal or external sdcard.
- If you wish, you can backups apps, call logs info and sms text messages using these Android programs: AppBak application | SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore.
- The Phone Contacts should be synced with your Gmail account.
- APN Settings should also be backed up, just in case you won't be able to browse the internet after the root process if finished. Here's the APN backup & restore app to help you with that. Save the APN backups file on your phone's internal or external sdcard.
- Enable USB Debugging. It can be done by opening Settings, then Applications and open Development; there you'll find the USB Debugging option and you need to tick it.
- Charge the phone's battery until it says that it's power level is over 65%.
Now that all the info listed above, I think that you're ready to move to the tutorial guide. Please note that neither we, nor the developers of this root will be held responsible if your device gets damaged during the rooting process. Make sure not to skip any step listed in the tutorial, and you should use the comments field for any extra questions you might have regarding Galaxy S2 I9000, XXJVU Firmware and its rooting guide.
How to root Galaxy S I9000 on XXJVU Firmware using CF-ROOT tool:
- Download the CF-ROOT kernel zip file from here.
- Save it on your computer's desktop and extract its contents into a single directory. You should get a single extracted file with the .tar extension. Do not extract this one, just leave it as it is and move to the next step.
- Now, download the Odin 3 v1.85 from here.
- Save it on desktop and after the download is complete you should extract its contents into a single folder. You should get a .exe file.
- Power OFF your phone and make it is disconnected from your computer.
- Now, we need to boot into download mode. It can be done by pressing 'volume down' + 'home' + 'power' buttons until the Download Mode yellow logo screen appears.
- Launch the ODIN executable. Wait until it launches successfully.
- Next, connect your Galaxy S2 phone to your PC. Look at the Odin window on your PC and the ID:COM box should turn yellow. If otherwise, you should install the USB Drivers for your I9000 device and after that repeat this entire tutorial guide. If everything is in order then you can move to the next step.
- Click the 'PDA' button in ODIN. You will be asked to load a file.
- Browse for the CF Root kernel .tar file you've extracted at step 2. Select it.
- Now, go back to ODIN and press the START button.
- When the root process has been completed, the SGS I9000 phone will reboot and after that you can remove it from your PC. Your device is now rooted and you're free to do whatever you want with it.
To be sure that your device is rooted, you will need to open the applications drawer and check to see if the CWM app icon is listed, and if it is, it means that you have successfully completed this tutorial guide. Now, you can install any custom ROM firmware you want to.
If the phone wasn't rooted, then you should carefully read again this entire tutorial guide and I'm sure that the second time you will manage to root your Galaxy S I9000 that runs on Android 2.3.6 XXJVU Firmware.